Monsanto Fund Supports Muny Community Outreach with $20,000 Grant

Helping make exceptional musical theatre accessible to all

ST. LOUIS – The Muny proudly announces a generous $20,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund in support of Community Outreach, helping make exceptional musical theatre accessible to all. The Muny’s annual Community Outreach program insures that 10,000 underserved and special needs audience members (at-risk youth, social service clients, group home residents, area arts non-profits and community service groups) are included in that accessibility, increasing engagement with and access to live musical theatre.

Monsanto Fund President, Deborah Patterson, remarked that “we are delighted to assist The Muny’s Community Outreach program by helping in-need and special needs individuals join thousands of their fellow citizens in a remarkable St. Louis tradition. Everyone should be able to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds The Muny has to offer.”

“We are honored that Monsanto Fund supports the objectives of our Community Outreach Program,” said Dennis M. Reagan, President and CEO of The Muny.  “It’s so gratifying to offer social interaction and an evening of outdoor musical theatre to people who often suffer from emotional or physical isolation, and spend most of their lives indoors.”

“Monsanto Fund’s continued support allows all of us at The Muny to build on and strengthen our commitment to enriching lives by producing exceptional musical theatre accessible to all.”

Monsanto Fund is the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, an agricultural company headquartered right here in St. Louis.

For more information about The Muny visit www.muny.org.

For more information about Monsanto Fund visit www.monsantofund.org.